24. elon muSK
$19.6 billion Self-made Score: * Source: tesla, rockets age: 47 reSidence: los angeles PhilanthroPy score: It’s been a year of bad headlines for Musk, many of them self-induced. This summer alone, he sent a cryptic tweet that he might take private his electric carmaker Tesla, which reportedly triggered an SEC investigation; appeared to smoke marijuana (now legal in California) on a podcast; and called a British cave explorer helping rescue Thai children a “child rapist.” The rescuer denied the allegations and sued Musk for defamation. The year started on much firmer ground. In March, Tesla announced a 10-year compensation agreement for Musk tied to performance that could yield him more than $50 billion.